Modi,Shah Likely To Attend Key Party Meeting With JK Leaders on Tuesday

NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend a meeting of BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir core group called here on Tuesday, with top party leaders, including its chief Amit Shah, set to discuss political atmosphere and party’s preparedness for assembly elections whenever they are held, sources said. The likely presence of Modi and […]

Tinkering With Article 35A Will Be Like Setting Powder Keg On Fire:Mehbooba

SRINAGAR — Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti warned the Centre on Sunday against the revocation of Article 35A, saying any tinkering with the constitutional provision would be akin to setting a powder keg on fire. Addressing a function here to celebrate the Peoples Democratic Party’s 20th raising day, Mufti asked her party workers […]

Trump’s Mediation Offer On Kashmir More Than Pak’s Expectations: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD — US President Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first visit to Washington was “more than Pakistan’s expectations”, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said. Talking to a private news channel, Qureshi also said that Prime Minister Khan “made the US realised that Kashmir is a flashpoint”, which requires […]

Kathua Rape Case: Trial Against Juvenile From Monday

SRINAGAR —The trial against a juvenile accused in the horrific rape-and-murder case of an eight-year-old nomadic girl at Kathua last year will begin on Monday as the Jammu and Kashmir High Court refused to entertain a plea for an early hearing of a petition challenging his status as a minor, officials said. The trial will […]

Traffic On Kashmir Highway Suspended After Landslide

SRINAGAR — Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended on Sunday morning after a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, officials said. Incidents of shooting stones were also reported from four other places on the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, they said. On the situation of other important […]

NIA Conducts Raids At Four Locations In Baramulla

SRINAGAR — Sleuths of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out fresh raids in Baramulla district of north Kashmir. Reports said that the team accompanied by police and paramilitary CRPF arrived today morning and conducted searches of houses belonging Tanveer Ahmad, Asif Lone, Tariq Ahmad and Bilal Bhat. All the four persons according to […]

Inclement Weather Forces Amarnath Yatra Suspension

SRINAGAR — The Amarnath yatra from the three main base camps was suspended Sunday due to widespread intermittent rains in Jammu and Kashmir for the fourth successive day, with the weather department predicting snowfall in the cave area later in the day, officials said. They said that any decision on resumption will be taken later in the […]

Those Trying To Obstruct Development In Kashmir Will Never Succeed:Modi

Hate — Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that those trying to spread hate and obstruct development works in Kashmir will never succeed as he cited a recent government exercise to assert that power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs. In his monthly ‘Mann ki baat’ broadcast, he said […]

Wrongfully Jailed For 23-Yrs,Teacher Breaks Down At Mother’s Grave After Homecoming  

BHADARWAH — Days after a Rajasthan court acquitted him in a 1996 bomb blast case, a 57-year-old teacher by profession said he would not take any legal action for his wrongful confinement as it was his destiny and “Allah wanted me to teach the inmates inside the jail”.  Despite heavy downpour, hundreds of people gathered in […]

670 Posts In Prisons Dept Lying Vacant, Chief Justice Told

SRINAGAR — 670 posts are lying vacant in Prisons Department, the Chief  Justice of J&K High Court, Justice Gita Mittal, was informed during a visit to Central Jail here on Saturday. Mittal inspected arrangements relating to diet, health, hygiene, sanitation, prisoners’ barracks, vocational training and medical facilities during her visit to the jail, an official spokesperson […]